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Period 7 Part 1

  • Purchase of Alaska

    Purchase of Alaska
    The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    Alfred Thayer Mahan, a navy captain, wrote this book to to preach that a strong nay is important in becoming a world power.
  • Hawaii overthrow

    Hawaii overthrow
    American settler in Hawaii helped to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani.
  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism
    A type of writing that would focus on sensationalism. Used to tell stories which was not always accurate about the Spanish, helped for the support of Spanish American War.
  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Battle of Manila Bay
    The first major battle of the Spanish-American war, American fleet shot Spanish ships in Manila Bay, Spanish lost this battle.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    A war message which included that the U.S. had no intention in taking over Cuba.
  • Maine Sinking

    Maine Sinking
    The USS Maine, at the Harbor of Havana suddenly exploded and killed 260 Americans. It was blamed on the Spanish though it was actually a combustion.
  • Philippine-American War

    Philippine-American War
    Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy during this time, ordered flee,t commanded by Commodore George Dewey, to the Philippines.
  • Santiago Bay

    Santiago Bay
    The U.S. Navy destroyed Spanish fleet at Santiago Bay, this heavily weakened Spanish Navy
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Once Spain surrendered, the U.S. called for independence of Cuba, U.S. acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    Battle of San Juan Hill
    American troops, along with natives of Cuba, made a cavalry charge up San Juan Hill and won.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    President McKinley annexed Hawaii once the Spanish American War started
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    This policy presented by the U.S. and accepted by the foreign nations, called for nations having equal trading privileges in China.
  • The Start of the Philippine-American War

    The Start of the Philippine-American War
    Fought to subdue Filipino resistance to American control.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    This revolt was derived from fear of foreigners in China. The boxers attacked foreign settlements and killed many Christian missionaries.
  • Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
    British agreed to disregard previous treaty which said that any canal in Central America was to be under joint British control, this allowed the U.S. to build the Panama Canal
  • Creation of the Big Stick Policy

    Creation of the Big Stick Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt made an aggressive foreign policy which was based upon his saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
  • Platt Amendment

    Platt Amendment
    After the Spanish American War, U.S. troops withdrew from Cuba if they promised to not sign any treaty that would hurt their independence.
  • Panama revolution

    Panama revolution
    The Isthmus of Panama had been part of Columbia. U.S. tried to negotiate with Columbia to build the Panama Canal. Columbia refused, so U.S. encouraged Panama to revolt. Example of Big Stick diplomacy.
  • The Building of the Panama Canal

    The Building of the Panama Canal
    After the U.S. gained rights by Panama, construction of the canal begun.
  • Root Takahira Agreement

    Root Takahira Agreement
    This agreement, made between the U.S. and Japan, pledged respect for each nations Pacific possession and support for Open Door Policy in China
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    Made by President Taft, the diplomacy promoted U.S. trade by supporting American enterprises.
  • Tampico Affair

    Tampico Affair
    An incident involving U.S. sailors and forces of Mexican dictator Huerta. Mexicans imprisoned them, and once released, Huerta didn't apologize.
  • Luistiania sinking

    Luistiania sinking
    This British ship was hit and sunk by a German submarine, drowning many, including 128 American.
  • National Defense Act

    National Defense Act
    Just in case the U.S. slips into war, this act increased the regular army size to 175,00.
  • National Defense Act

    National Defense Act
    Just in case the U.S. slips into war, this act increased the regular army size to 175,00.
  • Pershing Attacked by Mexico

    Pershing Attacked by Mexico
    Mexican troops attacked Americans when John J. Pershing's troops were in pursuit of Pancho Villa.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    Germany had secretly told Mexico to ally with them in return of recovering lost territories that now belonged to America.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    After the war, due to fear of socialism, communism, and anarchism abroad and labor unrest led to anti-communist hysteria
  • U.S. War Declaration

    U.S. War Declaration
    Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare war against Germany.
  • Food Administration

    Food Administration
    Herbert Hoover encouraged Americans to eat less so that more food could go to the troops
  • Committee on Public Information

    Committee on Public Information
    This organization made war propaganda to encourage Americans do their share for the war.
  • St. Mihiel

    St. Mihiel
    Allies drove German army backward to Germany, U.S. participated at St. Michel.
  • Hawaii added as 50th State

    Hawaii added as 50th State
    Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States